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Prenavite has 28 mg of Iron as Ferrous fumarate; this is enough for some but some women may need more, though you should also try to eat foods rich in iron- see http://tinyurl. Com/dbr22
Prenavite is OK but I don't like that it has artificial colors and chemicals like titanium dioxide and propylene glycol that are best avoided. I advise better quality prenatals such as Rainbow Light's Prenatal One. ...Read more
Ideally with L5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, L-5-MTHF, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like Prenatal Nutrients (Pure Encapsulations), Basic Prenatal (Thorne) or Prenatal Pro (Designs For Health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural E, not synthetic. ...Read more
Any w/enough Folate (folic acid): The main thing that distinguishes prenatal vitamins from regular multivitamins is the presence of additional Folate (folic acid) or Folic Acid, consumption of which has been shown to decrease risk of neural tube defects. But because this part of the body develops even before missing one's period, it's imperative to start taking prenatal vitamins as soon as one stops using contraception. ...Read more
Depends: The timing is not as important as you taking it regularly. Compliance is criticsl take it with food since it can make you nauseated. ...Read more
No: No need - it's a waste. Just return to your daily routine. ...Read more
Is SE Natal 19 a good prenatal vitamin? I requested it be changed to vitafol-one but my request was ignored...
Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
For the prenatal vitamin I take, I have to take 4 a day. Would it be better to take all 4 at once or to space them out throughout the day?
Space them out: Ideally you take your vitamins spaced out through the day but ultimately, its better to take them than to skip so if you find you can only take them once a day, do them with your biggest meal. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my prenatal vitamin has Vit A 4, 000 IU? I need to take cheawables. I'm worried this is too high in Vit A to consume for baby?
There is some: Confusion about vitamin A supplements. An older (1995) study suggested that a very small number of mothers delivered babies with congenital defects if they consumed >10, 000 IU of vitamin A in the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. And the beta carotene/carotenoid form, mostly from diet, is best. Target 4000-5000 IU total, 3500 in your supplement. Avoid the retinol form of vitamin A in your supplement. ...Read more
I have started to take Vita Pearl as a prenatal vitamin. I haven't seen many reviews on it, fairly new. Can anyone give their opinion on this? Thanks
It's a vitamin: It's one of the many brands of prenatal vitamins available. If you look at the ingredients you will notice all of them are almost exactly the same. Any prenatal vitamin that you enjoy taking will be fine. One is not better than another. ...Read more
Yes unless pregnant:
It is safe to take fenugreek and a prenatal vitamin. Fenugreek has many benefits. Due to estrogen-like properties it can enhance lactation, reduce menstrual cramps and reduce menopausal symptoms but it is advised to not use fenugreek while pregnant as it might increase risk of miscarriage.
See https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/vegetable/fenugreek. Html ...Read more